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Integrated reporting is a ways off, but heading our way

It now seems inevitable to me that the notion of integrated reporting will gain increasing credence in business.

It’s going to be hard to do, and will involve serious cultural change in business. Not least, as John Elkington points out, among CFO’s.

Our 2008 report on embedding CR in large companies certainly showed this to be true, particularly in the finance section. More on that, here.

I still think it’s quite a way off, perhaps five years, before we see it done really well, or beginning to be.

But it’s clear that it is essential if we want the big missing link (aside from governments), finance, to take responsible and sustainable business seriously.

This new book helps further make the case for it, and the accompanying website is worth a serious look too, some useful links on here.

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